IBOOKS v 1.14 (1458.15) (OSX 10.13.4) / VoiceOver

Testsuite: Accessibility

  • Name
    IBOOKS
  • Version
    1.14 (1458.15)
  • Operating System
    OSX
  • Operating System Version
    10.13.4
  • Assistive technology
    VoiceOver
  • Assistive technology features
    Keyboard, Screenreader/Self-voicing, Braille
  • Last Updated
    April 25, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
  • Notes
    Evaluation with Screen Reader and Braille Display

Summaries

Short summary

IBooks on the Mac with VoiceOver and Braille Display

Long summary

IBooks on the Mac is different than its IOS counterpart--some functions work on one which do not work on the other. Straight reading is very accessible--the small things change in terms of accessibility.

Support Results

Basic Functionality

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 76.9%

Basic Functionality

4/4
Operating system accessibility Supported
Reading system activation Supported
Open content Supported
Listing documents Supported

Navigation

3/5
Supported
Not Supported Print page not supported
Supported IBooks does not have a means by which one can navigate to a specific page, but one can move from page to page easily.
Not Supported It is possible to navigate to the book title and page number, but not to the title of the current section. There is a horizontal scroll bar.
Supported Activating one of the results takes the cursor to the top of the page containing the search result.

Highlights, Notes, and Bookmarks

3/4
Add a Bookmark or Highlight Supported Adding a bookmark bookmarks that page.
Review and navigate Bookmarks or Highlights Supported It is easy to navigate bookmarks.
Add a note Not Supported This function does not work using VoiceOver.
Review and navigate Notes Supported

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Non-Visual Reading

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score 69.2%

Non-Visual Reading

9/13
Initiate "read from here" Supported
Stop and resume reading Supported
Proper reading order Supported
Image alternate text reading Not Supported VoiceOver skipped over the alternate text.
Change reading speed Supported
Pauses in TTS reading Supported
Navigation in table Not Supported VoiceOver did not recognize the table, and therefore table navigation did not work.
Navigation between internal hyperlinks Not Supported Although able to get to the link and activate it, VoiceOver didn't move focus to the correct page.
Move to the next block item Not Supported
Navigate by characters Supported
Navigate by words Supported
Navigate by lines Supported
Navigate the content by headings Supported

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Visual Adjustment Tests

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Visual Adjustment

0/8
Change font size Not Tested
Change background and foreground color Not Tested
Change brightness Not Tested
Apply high contrast system configuration Not Tested
Magnify the User Interface(UI) Not Tested
Change Font Not Tested
Support for SVG Not Tested
Enlarge SVG image Not Tested

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Read Aloud

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Read Aloud

0/8
The content can be read aloud Not Tested
Stop and resume reading Not Tested
The Read Aloud feature should continue until interrupted by the user Not Tested
All text should be read in the proper order Not Tested
Change Read Aloud reading speed Not Tested
Text to Speech handles punctuations and document structure appropriately Not Tested
Text is emphasised as it is spoken by read aloud Not Tested
The emphasis or highlight colour can be changed Not Tested

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Media Overlays

Feature Test Result Notes
Cumulative Score Not Tested

Basic Tests

0/3
Media Overlays Playback Not Tested
Pause and resume from the same position, without closing the book Not Tested
Resume playback from last position on opening a book Not Tested

Navigation Tests

0/10
Section Navigation - Previous/Next Phrase Not Tested
Navigate to previous section Not Tested
Navigate to next section Not Tested
Navigate with pagelist Not Tested
Move to next page Not Tested
Move to previous page Not Tested
Text and media overlay synchronization Not Tested
Set and navigate to bookmarks Not Tested
Section Navigation - TOC Not Tested
Continuous playback across page turns Not Tested

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